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MNCH Torchlight Series

A Dual Approach: Tackling Maternal deaths in Southern Nigeria using technology and birth kits

When Abiodun Adereni founded HelpMum two years ago, his dream was to provide basic health information to pregnant women and to help tackle maternal and infant mortality in Nigeria. Now, faced with the harsh reality of decreasing maternal and child mortality in the country, Adereni feels much more work needs to be done to achieve […]

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MNCH Torchlight Series

Babymigo: How a Genius Company in Lagos is empowering mums using tech

Ever wondered how a Nigerian startup came to be listed as one of Time Magazine’s 50 Genius Companies of 2018, standing alongside global giants like Amazon, Apple, Merck and AirBnB? The company’s founders did this by studying a traditional cultural motherhood practice found in most parts of Nigeria… and they then digitised it. When a […]

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Press Release

Leadership Enhancement and Accountability for the Public Sector (LEAPS) Programme

The LEAPS programme is a nine-month capacity building programme for senior management of health governance agencies. The programme focuses on building the leadership acumen and execution capacity of administrators and policymakers of health governance institutions while at all time fostering inter-/cross-sectoral collaboration. We have selected a crop of health leaders from Kaduna, Nassarawa and Niger […]

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Health Technology Thought Leadership Series

The emergence of a vibrant health-tech ecosystem in Nigeria

Editor’s Note: This week’s Thought Leadership article is by Ugonna Ofonagoro, Research Analyst at EpiAFRIC, a public health consultancy firm. She writes about the hackathon that brought together health practitioners and tech experts working together to help address key issues in the health sector with innovative technological applications, and the potential this movement has to […]

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Health

One Tech Expert’s Eagle Eye view of the Nigerian Health Sector

Editor’s Note: Our Future of Health Conference 2016, themed “Health meets Tech”, held last week at the YarAdua Centre in Abuja. For many it was an unusual dynamic; the health sector, traditionally rigid, slow-moving, and full of protocol, sitting in the same room as the tech sector, known for its openness to innovation, experimentation, and […]